UNLIREC contributes to improved public policy frameworks for firearms control by promoting and facilitating inter-institutional coordination, guiding States in assessing the capacities, challenges and opportunities relevant to combating illicit firearms trafficking, and supporting them in undertaking firearms assessment studies in their country as a first step to developing comprehensive and holistic national strategies.

In concrete terms, UNLIREC helps in the creation of national firearms commissions by supporting their creation, facilitating strategic planning, assisting in the development of baseline studies and providing expert advice on key issues ranging from disarmament campaigns to arms brokering regulations.

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Improving Public Security and Reducing Armed Violence through Training


UNLIREC and Jamaica team up with FBI to combat proliferation of explosives As part of the integral technical assistance package that UNLIREC is delivering in Jamaica for strengthening the implementation of resolution… See more →
Seminar on the development of a national course within the framework of WMD commodity identification training Representatives of the United States Department of Energy summoned various national authorities in Peru and a number of international experts… See more →
UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course launched this week in Costa Rica In response to requests by States in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to help prepare them for the implementation… See more →
UNIDIR conducts 2nd ISACS Assessment Tool training in Latin America The UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)— in cooperation with the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in… See more →